Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, the family of late Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra, popularly called as Lulu; including his daughter Upasana will join BJP tomorrow.

In an exclusive interview to OTV, though Upasana did not reveal her cards, she claimed that she will follow her family’s decision. Lulu’s brother Lalitendu had already informed that he will be joining BJP at a special function to be held tomorrow.

“Wherever my family goes, I will be there as it has always been about family for me and my father,” said Upasana.

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When asked whether the decision of quitting Congress and joining BJP was inspired by the recent turn of events including felicitation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Upasana claimed that it has nothing to do with the felicitation.

“It has nothing to do with Narendra Modi’s arrival or felicitation. It was a programme to honor the family members of the architects and martyrs of the Paika Rebellion and it was not political,” said Upasana.

The daughter of the firebrand leader claimed that Lulu Mohapatra had become silent from April 2016 till his death. He was not participating in any activities of Congress as he felt tortured in the party.